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Bury St Edmunds Tourist Information Centre
6 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 1UZ
01284 764667

Local attractions include the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds (markets on Wednesday and Saturday) with St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the newly restored Regency Theatre Royal, Nowton Park and the Abbey Gardens as well as many good restaurants.
Nearby towns of Ipswich, Cambridge, Newmarket (with its race course), Clare, Ely, Lavenham and Long Melford offer historic and interesting tourist attractions. NT properties in the area include Ickworth House, Melford Hall and Lavenham Guildhall. Suffolk and Norfolk coasts are within easy reach.

Click on the links below to find out more.

On the East side of the village is the ancient Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve. It is a working wood that has been under continuous traditional management since 1252, supplying local needs for firewood and hazel products. One of Britain’s finest ancient woodlands the site is a glorious haven for wildlife and wildflowers.
Plenty to see and do. Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, explore their homes, see the evidence for yourself.
Famous for its very long main street, spectacular church, two beautiful halls and many antique shops. Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall are both open to the public and have extensive grounds.
Kentwell Hall - famous for Tudor and WWII re-creations on Summer weekends.
Melford Hall-a fine Tudor mansion (National Trust).
Unusual Georgian house and landscape park with plenty of walks, children's play area and coffee shop.

Following two years of extensive and exciting restoration, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds re-opened on 11 September 2007.

Built in 1819, this Grade 1 listed playhouse is the only surviving example of a Regency theatre in this country. It is the only theatre open to the public in the National Trust's portfolio of properties. Now restored and re-opened, the Theatre, with its extraordinarily intimate auditorium and exquisite decorative scheme, will provide visitors with an unforgettable and unique theatrical experience.

Historic Lavenham

Historic Lavenham, England's finest medæval town is just to the south of the property.


The Manger, Bradfield Combust

Serves good food and real ale.